is light needed to start rooting????

mr_chelateFebruary 25, 2006

I built a propagation chamber last night and was under the impression that a growing light is needed for the rooting process to take place if done indoors. is direct light needed? if so, how much? if not, what light source should be used?

thanks in advance

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tsmith2579(7B)

I don't know what you are growing but I have often started seeds indoors in jars or plastic containers. I have used a goose neck desk lamp with a regular incandesent 75W light bulb. It provides both light and heat. It seems to work well for me. As soon as the seeds sprout, I remove the top so they won't mildew and rot.

Terry

    Bookmark   February 25, 2006 at 11:31PM
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tsmith2579(7B)

Sorry about the above post. After posting, I realized I had clicked over to the ROSE propagation forum and I was no longer in the general Propagation.

    Bookmark   February 25, 2006 at 11:36PM
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mgleason56(Michigan 5b)

I use regular, cheap flourescent lights you would use for garage, etc. Place them out 6 inches above the cuttings.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2006 at 12:34PM
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george_mander(5 to 6)

Hello everybody,
If you have not seen it before, go to my "Own Root Cuttings Setup" Gallery with detailed comments and info for each of the 30 images. There is a "Q" & "A" page as well.
You will find a lot of info about everything incl. lights used. Link below.
George Mander

Here is a link that might be useful: Own Root Cuttings Setup Gallery

    Bookmark   February 27, 2006 at 6:05PM
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